12/02/2013 10:45 EST | Updated 02/01/2014 05:59 EST

Calgary animal rescue group, president, charged with causing distress to animal

CALGARY - A Calgary animal rescue organization and its president have been charged under the Animal Protection Act.

Furever Homes Rescue Society and Carmen Elaraj will appear in court Jan. 27 to face the charges.

Brad Nichols with the Calgary Humane Society says the charges are related to distress caused to a dog over three days.

He says the alleged distress involved the neglect of an injury from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3.

Nichols says the more animals a shelter takes in, the more care and attention they need.